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Volunteers Tori Kempenich, Shelby Steinbach and Taylor Plautz spread a base layer of icing on the childrens' choice of cookies. The girls were part of the Family Community Career Leaders of America group.

Christmas cookie kick-off in NY Mills

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Giant cookies, mounds of frosting and choices of sprinkles kicked of the 14th Annual Christmas Tree Festival Friday night in New York Mills.


Leroy and Josie Smith from the Bake Shoppe made more than 300 cookies for the event.

Throughout the evening, 225 kids mingled in, chose a foot long Santa, snowman or tree-shaped cookie, and sat down with as much icing and as many sprinkles as they wanted.

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